Welcome Dialog

Welcome to the Community!

We have a brand new look! Take a tour with us and explore the latest updates on Adobe Support Community.


Make connect the dots puzzle

Explorer ,
Jun 17, 2019 Jun 17, 2019

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

In Illustrator CS6, is there a good script of plugin that can make a connect the dots puzzle from a path.

There's some discussion of people who did it with Apple script here. However, they are from 2009. I think Apple must have change the apple script engine since then, because the script doesn't seem to work.

TOPICS
Scripting

Views

2.6K

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines

correct answers 1 Correct answer

Explorer , Jun 18, 2019 Jun 18, 2019
I worked this out: The script does work, you just need to run it from The Apple Script editor and not from inside Illustrator.

Likes

Translate

Translate
Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 17, 2019 Jun 17, 2019

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Have you tried using the dashed line option as suggested in that post. Strokes size control size of dots, gap is the gap between.

Screen Shot 2019-06-17 at 1.54.14 PM.png

Please post a screenshot showing where you are and describing how you would prefer your result to be different.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Explorer ,
Jun 17, 2019 Jun 17, 2019

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I would prefer a scripted solution, as I have several puzzles to make, so numbering them all would take a while! If not, then this will have to do!

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Explorer ,
Jun 17, 2019 Jun 17, 2019

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I guess I should have posted this in the Illustrator script forum. Is it possible to move it?

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 18, 2019 Jun 18, 2019

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I seem to remember that Inkscape has this function, so why not use it for the job?

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Explorer ,
Jun 18, 2019 Jun 18, 2019

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I tried Inkscape extensively but was unable to get it to work.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Explorer ,
Jun 18, 2019 Jun 18, 2019

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I worked this out: The script does work, you just need to run it from The Apple Script editor and not from inside Illustrator.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 19, 2019 Jun 19, 2019

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

The javascript that can be found here:

https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/57919/how-to-add-numbers-to-adobe-illustrator-anch...

does the job from within Illustrator.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
New Here ,
Nov 24, 2021 Nov 24, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi. Is there a possibility to drow only with dots? I mean a circle like 0,5x0,5mm and with this circle I want to draw figeres etc. The circle is important for me because if the figure is smaller I can change the boarder of the dots/circle and make them larger. I hope people can understand mhat I mean? Thanks

 

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 24, 2021 Nov 24, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

The script that Ton linked doesn't work for you?

 

And if so please tell us what exactly doesn't work for you.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Advocate ,
Nov 24, 2021 Nov 24, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

LATEST

Use the dashed line with round caps, set the first dash to zero, gap should be a multiple of your line thickness (or not - play with it and fine the sweet spot for your project...)

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines